251 confluence of the rivers Krsra kLd M&IE^fcLErl it §,?•, 1468 Rakrak.«i. The country fell into tlifc hands or the MuLani- niadan.H u;ter this evesit ; but SadSsivaraya's autiiOiiiy was restored hi the paryaya of Xandela whiel. he r.ii&d -itlii S,3. 1497. Xaudela TiLnaayadera MaLurUja, the &OB of XarasingayyadSva Maharaja and grandson of X&r&^va- deva ilaiiSraja, w.ts governing th« district as SadS^ivaraya's k&rifttkarta, as sho^:a by an inscription dated i,S. 1490 Aksaya on the east of Arikulamsia's sliii;ie at tlia village of Karimaddula ir.clucled in the par'g&it of Jjui^di-Atniakiir situated at a distance of 12 rnile^ to the nor:n r>f Xa^dSla, Zsitest ."/-Vi-Kfl^/j : Z,.5?. £6, pp. 1C3-S. 195. POLICE ARHANGEMENIe DrRiXG 7EE REIGN OF SADXSITA. Sada&vadeva Maliaraya, having ascended the Jewelled- throne of the great city of Vidyanagara, was ritling the empire of the world. While Ghttti TirumalarSja was holding the office of karyaknna, bandits robbed and otherwise harassed travel- lers at the place where the r^ad connecting Cuddapah with Grurramko^da slma passed through the Suryakomilla Pass in the Palakonda hills. Unable to endure the tyranny of the robbers, the people brought the matter to tlie notice of Tiru- malaraya, and requested him to appoint some person to protect the travellers and the inhabitants of the villages of the Ttukuru slma in the neighbourhood of the Suryakomalla Pass from the robbers who had taken shelter in the said place. Tirnmalft* rajayya complied with their request, and appointed one of hii dependents, Lakki Uayadu, the son of Xare Kadireppa Sayadu of the Yakarla community as the guard of the Saryakomaila Pass. Tirunialarajayya and the reddi*, kara,:ams^ and the agraJiarikas of the fourteen villages of the Ctakurn slma had jointly fixed his share of laud, meras. and vartanas due to the caid Lakki Nayadu, the son of JfaAar»5j/afeacarya NSre Kadireppa Nayadu, in all the said fourteen villages, and granted to him a charter engraved on two copper-plates embodying the teriai ol tl»e grant.